NASCAR Team Says Dale Earnhardt Sr. Race Cars at Mecum Auctions Are ‘Not What They Claim to Be’

Mecum Auctions is scheduled to send three of the late Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s NASCAR race cars across the block on Saturday, each with six-figure auction estimates. But the team that ran the cars described, Richard Childress Racing, told Jalopnik Friday night that the listings are “not what they claim to be.”

Several of Dale Earnhardt's Race Cars Will Be Up for Auction Later This Week [Updated: Team Says the Cars Are 'Not What They Claim to Be']

In a country where the black No. 3 car is about as recognizable as the stars and stripes themselves, it isn’t often that race cars driven by Dale Earnhardt Sr. himself are up for grabs. But if you’ve got some piles of cash sitting around and collecting dust—as most of us do, you know—this is your lucky week.

F1 to Bring Back Championship Point for Fastest Lap in Each Race: Reports [Updated: It's Happening]

Formula One won’t just look different in team names and aerodynamic rules this year, although we’ve had time to accept those changes by now. It may also look different in terms of points, because reports are that for the first time in decades, F1 is set to reward the driver with the fastest lap in each race this year.

Alex Mills, Who Helped Top Gear Become an International Icon Through the Internet, Dies at Age 34

It almost seems hard to believe today, but there was a time when Top Gear wasn’t an international phenomenon and massive franchise—and instead was just a little car-review show on the BBC. It was the internet that helped Top Gear break global barriers, and Alex Mills played a massive part in that. Mills, known to many…

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